Mrs. Herman's Band Newsletter

February 2016

Instrument Selection Nights

ALL students who wish to be in the Beginning Band next year MUST attend ONE of the following meetings.

Please note that the only way to be registered for band is to attend one of these sessions.

All of the following information you need to be prepared for next year is covered in these meetings. Plus every student will be able to hold and play every instrument that we offer to make their final selection.

Beginning Band Instrument Selection Dates

Students (and a parent) only need to attend one of these meetings

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 4: 00

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 5:00

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 6:00

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 6:30

If you have further questions, please Mrs. Herman at 864-355-6615 or at

Also visit the band website at

Region Band Clinic

Friday, Feb. 19th, 12am to Saturday, Feb. 20th, 12am

580 East Main Street

Spartanburg, SC

Please note clinic rehearsal will take place on February 19th, and 20th at Northwest Middle School in Concord, NC. Students are responsible to provide transportation on both days and must be in attendance at both full day rehearsals.

All County Band Clinic

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 8am to Friday, Feb. 26th, 8pm

794 Hammett Bridge Road

Greer, SC

Both rehearsal and concert will take place at Riverside High School. Students are responsible to provide transportation on both days and must be in attendance at all rehearsals.

Need Reeds?

Woodwind players who need reeds may find them available for purchase at the band room sold at the regular retail price found at Pecknel or Musical Innovations.

Currently, only single reeds (no full packs) are being sold through the band room in two varying sizes. Also, we only carry reeds for single reeded instruments such as clarinets, bass clarinets (limited sizes), alto saxophones, and tenor saxophones (limited sizes)

Student may pay in cash or build credit. Keep in mind, students with credit will receive a payment notice until the fine is paid off. After two months, the fine will be charged through the school and must be paid off in order to receive things such as yearbook, lunch, and even advancement into the next grade.

Spring Concert

Mark your calendars! Our Spring Concert will take place May 19th, 2016 at 6:45 pm. Please come join us to hear some wonderful spring compositions!

New Instruments!

The band program would like to thank Mr. Bradley Wingate, Visual and Performing Arts Director of Greenville County Schools, and Mr. Burke Royster, Superintendent of Greenville County Schools, for donating over 2 million dollars worth of equipment to fund all performing arts schools in the district allowing us to purchase new music stands and instruments. Thanks so Much!

Are you signed up for Remind 101?

Remind is a great way for teachers to communicate information effectively to parents and students. This is a safe, one-way texting system allowing Mrs. Herman to text out reminders to students and parents. This is a completely confidential system and no phone numbers or emails will be shared to either the student, and the teacher.

To sign up text these codes to the number: 81010

Beginning Band: @rmsbband1

Intermediate Band: @rmsiband

Advanced Band: @rmsaband

*Don't forget to include the '@" sign in your class code